Vigili del Fuoco receives first two Leonardo AW139 helicopters

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood April 24, 2019 13:25

Vigili del Fuoco receives first two Leonardo AW139 helicopters

Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps (Vigili del Fuoco, part of the Ministry of the Interior) has taken delivery of the first two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters.

The Italian National Fire Corps will receive a third AW139 this year under the €45 million contract signed in 2018. The contract also includes integrated logistic support and training for pilots and technicians, and encompasses an option for 12 additional helicopters.

The first two helicopters will be based in Rome Ciampino for National Fire Corpos personnel training.

The introduction of the AW139 marks a major enhancement of airborne multirole capabilities with the world’s most modern helicopter for maritime and mountain Search and Rescue (SAR), medical rescue, firefighting and disaster relief duties.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood April 24, 2019 13:25